The city of Toronto is a spectacular destination to visit at any time of the year. But with the falling snow and a long list of festive events, Christmas in Toronto is a fun and cheerful time to go. Toronto is a particularly great place to enjoy with loved ones at Christmas. Whether with your family or with a new partner who you met on eHarmony Canada, this exciting city and all its festive celebrations are best enjoyed in good company.
From beautiful Christmas lights to fun seasonal events, there’s no shortage of activities to keep everyone entertained at this time of year. With this in mind, here is a look at the five must-see attractions taking place in the beautiful city of Toronto during the festive season.
1. Historic Christmas Village
Head to Black Creek, the historic pioneer village, to experience how the holidays were celebrated during times gone by. The village looks its most beautiful at this time of year, as the glow of lamplight and plenty of Christmas decorations perfectly set the scene for a festive evening. There are plenty of activities to keep every member of the family entertained, with live music, food and activities.
2. Christmas in the park
For a festive event that’s all about the beauty and magic of Christmas, head to the majestic High Park. For a few evenings every year the beautiful setting is transformed into a winter wonderland, with the picturesque Colborne Lodge decorated in the style of a stunning Victorian Christmas. Enjoy a mug of mulled cider, nibble on delicious holiday treats and take part in festive traditions.
3. Toronto Christmas markets
The Toronto Christmas Markets are located in the historic Distillery District and feature an abundance of dazzling Christmas lights and a seriously impressive 40ft Christmas tree backdrop.
If you’re behind on your Christmas shopping, the markets boast a wide array of local vendors and craftsmen, shopping and festive gift ideas – with none of the stress of your local mall. Enjoy a drink at the outdoor beer gardens, take the kids to visit Santa and his reindeer and enjoy the sounds of local carollers.
4. Go hunting for Christmas lights
Every year different suburbs vie to outdo their neighbours for the most impressive array of Christmas even lights. Yet some of Toronto’s districts consistently outshine the competition. If Christmas lighting is what you’re after, then be sure to head to University Avenue in Downtown Toronto, which comes alive in the month of December. Nathan Phillips Square is another must-see location, with a beautiful 30ft tree bedazzled with 10,000 red and white lights.
5. Ice skating
The weather might be chilly but that’s no reason to stay indoors. Ice rinks pop up all over the city at this time of year and skating makes for a fantastic activity for the whole family. The Harbourfront Centre’s rink is always beautifully decorated and spotlights on the rink make it a great activity both day and night.
So whether you’re visiting Toronto with someone you met on a Winnipeg dating website or perhaps you’re travelling from further afield with all the family, share and enjoy all that Toronto has to offer during this festive season.
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